At a Town Council meeting on Monday 8th January 2018, the council resolved to set the precept for 2018-19. From April 2018 there will be a 16.88% increase on the town’s precept. This increase is needed due to the services and assets transferring from Wiltshire Council. In addition, the council has agreed to support the two-hour free car parking in the town centre car parks for a further twelve months.
The precept is the element of council tax paid to the town council. This increase will see an additional £0.31p per week for a band D house and a Band D house paying an annual precept of £129.58. Band D properties are used as a measure of the national average, and some houses will see a bigger or smaller increase.